A few more details are starting to come out based on the Front Range ski club website http://frontrangeskiclub.com/
The initiation fees are generally $5K to $35K depending on how you want to define your ski racing age/desire, etc... So if you have a "U10" (aka 8 or 9 year old) who wants to try out racing with them for weeknight training you get a $5K fee to have the right to then pay the annual coaching fees. If you are a high level racer in your teens or post grad you get the $35K fee to have the right to pay more in fees.
The biggest potential benefit I see so far is they are offering to open by Nov 1 and sell lane space to ski clubs (SL sized only though). At $500 for 2 hour time slots per 15 kids it's not exactly cheap either though... But perhaps at least closer in line to Loveland, Copper, etc... lane space prices than their season long programs.
Killclimbz wrote:I doubt they will have a taste for keeping it operational for more than two-three seasons.
This outcome would not surprise me all that much. But then again she may keep it open for as long as her kids are racers... given how much she has already invested. It would take a lot of work 3 years from now to re-build the current market of >60K skier days they had last year (which was helped a lot by horrible central mtn snowpack and decent upslope/front range snow. It's actually why the previous owner decided to sell now; at the top of their market niche numbers)